What memo? No demo?

Most of the world’s religions keep trying to insert themselves into the necessary narrative of near-global expectation for a world at peace, but their rhetoric keeps overshooting reality and the vanity of the violence they are prepared to unleash on society is convincing evidence that some people have not seen the memo titled “One home, one family, one love”.

No peace among friends and allies

No genuine pacesetter has emerged despite thousands of years of jockeying, storytelling and violent attempts to convince the public.  It is good sign that enemies sign treaties and trade accords, but, more often than not, such innovations are simply signs. Most people alive have not seen a demo of world peace or civic health.

Deadly secrets of the club

It must be a secret affair that keeps peace from breaking out even in Jerusalem.  I suppose that the ancient kingdom had to surmount the interests of 11 tribes in the context of a system dominated by another, a twelfth, tribe.  The New Testament witnesses to a greatly reduced kingdom with two tribes left alive.

Where is the wisdom

Wisdom’s a totally nice girl. Solomon was not kidding, despite his poor choices, when he wrote, “Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;” (Proverbs 1:20, NASB) and tells us about her relative value with “How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!” (Proverbs 16:16a NASB) There is not a lot of room for finding fig leaves to hide the folly of ancient and modern leaders.

“Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.” (Proverbs 3:17, NASB)

“When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Proverbs 16:7, NASB)

“Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways. They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace.” (Isaiah 59:7-8, NASB)

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 15:27, NASB

Who is going to be his brother’s keeper? People who have received and read the memo. Let us do this, because not even an only child can be that insensitive.

Out in the open

Eating less, keeping fit, being joyful, and loving without limits are mysteriously not the trending lifestyle. That there is an outbreak of large meals, lots of snacking, idleness, and inactivity is common knowledge. Joy and laughter are eluding the majority of people on the planet. Feet were made for walking for walking’s sake. The secret is out. Nobody is coming up with a list to radically transform humanity or its slide into the devil’s cesspool. For long life there was a prescription in the Mosaic tradition. People living to be hundreds of years ought to be possible with the current level of the physical sciences. |It is not happening. There will be viral videos and DVD series hawked by religious pedlars and scientific crooks who are aging and dying like the rest of us. Failure is written all over the booksellers and marketers of ideas for quality human life.

Advice in the marketplace

Eating less, keeping fit, being joyful, and loving without limits are mysteriously not the trending lifestyle. That there is an outbreak of large meals, lots of snacking, idleness, and inactivity is common knowledge. Joy and laughter are eluding the majority of people on the planet. Feet were made for walking for walking’s sake. The secret is out. Nobody is coming up with a list to radically transform humanity or its slide into the devil’s cesspool. For long life there was a prescription in the Mosaic tradition. People living to be hundreds of years ought to be possible with the current level of the physical sciences. |It is not happening. There will be viral videos and DVD series hawked by religious pedlars and scientific crooks who are aging and dying like the rest of us. Failure is written all over the booksellers and marketers of ideas for quality human life.

Ageless bigots and juvenile elders

To a lot of people the eat, walk, laugh, and love advice is hard work. To others it makes sense. Others like me may find the love component to be misguided maxim-making. A love without messure is not found among humans. It is without doubt a thing we have failed. Many have tried redefining love as a commitment to doing what God says. This is a huge mistake. It always lands people in the turf of not practically caring for people. Loving those who are like us and have shown us love is not a manifestation of infinite or unconditional love.

Boundless love is a dangerous slogan

Love without measure gets people into trouble. It landed Yeshua, the king of love, in a heap of good trouble. If love is a measureless activity it certainly strays into oncoming traffic when it fails to be corrective or is misdirected according to age, for example, or is channelled towards a country or lifeless thing. If Christ had not died or interfered with funerals his life would have become the source of lists to guide humanity to long life. It has taken centuries for us to recognize that humans die with or without a connection firstrate or even supernatural advice. Love without limits would certainly end conflicts that extinguish the lives of of millions of combatants and thousands of innocent children. Even revolutionary wars show that love without limits are a silly pipedream apart from the example of one man, whose life many say is a myth.